Choosing the best school for your child

An award-winning independent day and boarding school in Reading, Berkshire
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We challenge our students to imagine a better world. We then support them to develop the character, confidence and determination to be changemakers.

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  • A fully co-ed learning community built on kindness. A school that combines the best academic progress in Berkshire with award-winning personal development and sector-leading pastoral care
  • A prestigious IB World School, combining strong analytical skills with powerful creative habits of mind to enable our students to thrive in a fast changing world.
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Top performing school in England

The UK Government's most recent analysis places Leighton Park as the best performing school in Berkshire for the academic progress achieved by our Sixth Form leavers.

National leader for Pupil Personal Development

We won the ISA national award for Excellence in Pupil Personal Development 2022. Our students gain confidence and a strong sense of purpose to achieve their potential.
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Multi Award-winning Pastoral care

Our leading pastoral care is underpinned by small tutor groups, first name terms, innovative use of technology and close support for students to develop a strong sense of self.
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Excellent in all areas - ISI Report

The Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) have awarded Leighton Park a ‘double excellent’ standard, the highest possible attainment for an independent school.

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Recent Awards

Senior School of the Year 2023

Leighton Park is currently a Finalist in the prestigious Independent Schools of the Year Award for Senior School of the Year 2023. We are also nominated for the Award for Excellence in Sustainability in the same awards.
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Pastoral Development of the Year 2023

Leighton Park is currently a Finalist for the Pastoral Development of the Year Award 2023 with the National Association of Pastoral Care in Education (NAPCE). This is one of the most highly regarded awards in the education sector.
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Independent Senior School of the Year 2023

Leighton Park has been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Independent Senior School of the Year’ award in the 2023 TES (Times Education Supplement) School Awards. This is one of the most sought after awards in education, recognising leading practice in the country’s top schools.
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Excellence in Pupil Personal Development 2022

Leighton Park won the national ISA Award for Excellence in Pupil Personal Development. Rudolf Eliott Lockhart, CEO of ISA commented: "Leighton Park School inspires the changemakers of tomorrow with their values-based education. This is an ethos that runs throughout the whole school."
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Independent Schools Inspectorate

Excellent pupil and teacher relationships and the exemplary standards of pupil behaviour create the right environment to enable pupils to grow in self-confidence in preparation for the next stages of their lives.
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Good Schools Guide

“Stuck unapologetically to revered, old-fashioned values of encouraging independence of thought, creative thinking, collective spirit, spine and responsibility.”
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Muddy Stilettos

"A progressive first-name-only Quaker school with 65 acres in the centre of Reading, with impressive results in STEM and creative subjects."
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Study International

"Students at Leighton Park become caring and eager to be active participants, a natural result of the principled and diverse experience they receive at the school. Success gleaned from academics is a direct product of this."
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